James Whitaker Killed in Washington NC Hit-and-Run Accident

An elderly gentleman named James Whitaker was tragically killed on Saturday when he was hit by a hit-and-run driver in Washington, North Carolina.

The wreck happened near the intersection of Bridge Street and West 7th Street as Mr. Whitaker was crossing the roadway in his motorized wheelchair.  A 37 year old man hit Mr. Whitaker and then left the scene.

Mr. Whitaker was 83 years old.  The driver that hit Mr. Whitaker is facing numerous charges including felony hit-and-run, driving with a revoked license, and death by motor vehicle.

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